He’s one of the only humans at work — and he loves it
Publication/Creation DateSeptember 10 2018
DescriptionSHANGHAI —Inside a warehouse the size of seven football fields, hundreds of robots pack roughly 200,000 boxes each day and ship them to customers across China. Four humans babysit.
One is Zou Rui, 25, a soft-spoken engineer who stands for much of his eight-hour shift in New Balance sneakers, monitoring a milky-white mechanical arm. It plunges up and down like a pecking chicken, grabbing parcels with a suction-cupped hand and dropping them into containers on a conveyor belt.
Date archivedSeptember 26 2018
Last editedMarch 28 2019